From my understanding, either you want to make your hand-written signature into a PDF file OR you want to insert your signature into a PDF. Here’s my answer for the first version. 1. Change your scanner settings first and make sure that the output is PDF. Do this by going to your computer’s devices then select the scanner. 2. Change the profile setting (either photo or document can be selected). Choose document to save it as a PDF file. 3. Create your signature on a paper, put it on the device and click scan. When done, you will notice that it’s already scanned as a PDF file. Note. On some scanners, you don’t need to go to the computer devices as the software that comes with the scanner often has an option for JPG / PDF shown before scanning. The second version, where you insert your signature into a PDF was answered and can be found from this thread. How do I do a digital signature in PDF? Please note, you can’t scan your signature and automatically place it on a document already. There are specific steps to be taken, which were given different answers from various people.
Here's the first method from the thread In Adobe Reader, if you choose PDF, choose the signature that best suits the font you intend to use to print your signature. In my situation for example. The font I use when printing is Arial New. This can be a font I own or someone else has owned. I like a much nicer font for the signature though, that is called Times, Arial or Times New Roman. I will scan the signature in Arial New and then the file will be saved as Arial New PDF. The method above will work just fine though. The second method is from a post on Reddit and can also be answered from here If you are using the program that comes with your scanner, you won't have to scan in your signature unless it is printed on paper that has a typeface that matches your signature. If you don't have the.